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Midwives help to deliver perfect Christmas gift

Press release – December 26 2020


There was room at the hospital on Christmas Day for a Hereford family with the arrival of a baby boy – a perfect festive gift.

Born at 2.41am, the baby, weighing in a 5lb 15oz, was the only baby born at Hereford County Hospital on the big day.

As is the tradition at the hospital, the family was given a special Christmas bauble to remind them of the birth in years to come, and the little one was also given a Christmas pudding hat!

Mother and baby are doing well.

Maria Pearman, inpatient matron maternity services at WVT, said: “Our midwives were overjoyed to celebrate with the proud parents the arrival of our special Christmas babies born at Hereford County Hospital.

“Every baby is a blessing and Christmas babies have a very special birthday. It was lovely to present the family with their special bauble and the Christmas pudding hat.”

“Our community midwifery and health visiting teams continue to provide specialist support when parents and their baby return home, through personalised care to help, support and advice all of our families”.


Pic caption

Isobel Kent-Smith with her baby boy – born at Hereford County Hospital in the early hours of Christmas Day 2020

Notes to Editors WVT:

  • Wye Valley NHS Trust is a provider of health services across Herefordshire and beyond. The Trust exists to improve the wellbeing, independence and health of the people we serve.
  • By working closely with our partners, we can make good our promise to deliver a quality of care we would want for ourselves, our families and our friends.
  • With an estimated annual turnover of around £185 million, we employ around 3,000 staff. We aim to build new relationships between our staff, patients, service users and their carers with the wider community.

For further information please contact:

Fiona Gurney, communications officer, or John Burnett, Communication and Engagement Manager, Wye Valley NHS Trust: 01432 372928

Contact Details

John Burnett
Communication and engagement manager
Tel: 01432 372928
Email: John.Burnett@wvt.nhs.uk

Amanda Millichip
Communications officer
Tel: 01432 355444 Ext: 5105
Email: Amanda.Millichip@wvt.nhs.uk

Fiona Gurney
Communications officer
Tel: 01432 355444 Ext: 5105
Email:  Fiona.gurney@wvt.nhs.uk


Postal address:

Wye Valley NHS Trust
The County Hospital
Trust Headquarters
Union Walk

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